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When Public Transit Kills, Who To Sue?

(Washington, DC — David Schultz, WAMU) You can sue your boss, you can sue your spouse, you can sue your best friend - you can even sue yourself!

But you can't sue the government.

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NY Gov-Elect Wants HSR Money Other New Govs are Giving Up

In one of his first acts as Governor-Elect, Andrew Cuomo says wants high speed rail money other governors are giving up. As a candidate, Cuomo's transportation plans were only given in outline, but if he follows through on aggressively pursuing federal funding for transportation projects, things could get interesting -- ...

Wisconsin Halts Construction of High Speed Rail Project after Anti-Rail Candidate Wins Office

Rendering of Milwaukee's proposed intermodal station.

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Contractors in Wisconsin received a one line email telling them to stop work on high-speed rail construction. This came after rail-opponent, Republican Scott Walker ...

TN Moving Stories: Election Outcome Stops HSR Work in Wisconsin, Top Int'l Transit Systems, and What Cuomo's Plan Now?

Outgoing Wisconsin governor halts work on its high-speed rail line "temporarily" after rail opponent Scott Walker's victory in the governor's race (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Walker repeated his vow this week that he would kill the project.

On today's Brian Lehrer Show, Congressman

Color-Code Your Ride -- Badge System for NYC Car Services to Cut Down on Illegal Taxis

Livery decal (courtesy of the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) It doesn't have the same worrisome connotations as the Department of Homeland Security's threat advisory system, but the New York City ...

Average Fuel Spending Drops, but We Still Use a Lot of It

(Washington, D.C. -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) Drivers across the country spent a lower percentage of their income on gasoline in 2009 than in 2008, according to an analysis out ...

Sweeping Changes to Alternate Side Parking in NYC?

(Flickr; Jon Sobel)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) A New York City council member wants to legitimize a de-facto parking practice that has been going on for decades: ending alternate side parking restrictions as soon as a street is ...

HOT Lanes to Launch in Houston, Let Drivers Pay to Avoid Traffic

(Houston, TX –– Wendy Siegle, KUHF) Houston is planning to let solo drivers pay ...

TN Moving Stories: The End of a Transportation Era, Bangladesh Pities Transit Fools, and: Is High-Speed Rail Imperiled?

Oberstar's defeat ends era of transportation policy influence (Minnesota Public Radio).

Not to mention the probable death of the president's proposed $500 billion transportation bill, which insiders say will be "a lower number and probably a shorter [duration] bill." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

General Motors goes public...again. ...

Scorecard: What Election 2010 Means for Transportation around the Nation

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Democrats lost big on Tuesday, and it was only a tad better for alternative transportation. The fate of several high speed rail plans around the country are now in question as new governors take over and ...

Voter Rejection of Spending, Debt Cloud Transpo's Future

John Hickenlooper, the Governor Elect of Colorado and a transit advocate, one of the few Democrats who bucked the Republican tsunami in 2010

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) In Florida in 2008, African Americans waited ...

Oberstar Stands Firm on Record in Transportation-Filled Farewell Speech



(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) Chair of the House Transportation Committee was unseated Tuesday. He has served Minnesota since 1974, an he sure had a lot to say ...

Oberstar's Probable Replacement Speaks

John Mica, the ranking Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee, released a statement today:

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), the Republican leader of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following ...

Bike Lane Culture Wars Continue on Manhattan's Upper West Side

Columbus Avenue bike lane being installed earlier this summer (Kate Hinds)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) There were competing rallies two weeks ago over the Park Slope bike lane. Now, ...

Ousted Transpo Leader Oberstar to Speak Today

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) U.S. representative Jim Oberstar (D-MN), who was narrowly defeated yesterday by Republican Chip Cravaack, will speak today at 2pm Eastern time. This will be his first statement since losing the election.

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TN Moving Stories: London's Underground Grinds to a Halt, PATH Trains A Bargain Alternative, and The Boss of HopStop

The Transport Politic does election analysis, says that "for advocates of alternative transportation, (it was) a difficult election day."

London subway workers go on strike for the third time in as many months. (AP)

New York City's transit court will soon provide translation services via telephone. ...

Transit Tax ballot measure looses in Florida; House Transportation Chair Ousted

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Some preliminary results: The Hillsborough transit tax lost 3 to 2. Early this morning, House Transportation Chair Jim Oberstar narrowly lost to Republican Chip Cravaack. High speed rail opponents Scott Walker (Wisconsin) and John Kasich (Ohio) won, and Rick Scott (Florida) is ahead, though that race ...

Hope turns to Nope, No Dope

That's tonight's headline. Complete wrap-up on how transpo measures failed tomorrow on TN -- AB

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